Proud To Be An American Leaguer – & Victor Martinez’s Great Game

Well, this All-Star Game sure wasn’t disappointing! The AL League won as many expected we would again. It wasn’t all the way into the early morning hour’s, and Victor got a very fair amount of playing time. One thing that stands out about Vic, is that his son is always there with him. I find it so adorable! When the camera’s were on him, little Victor even flashed a peace sign for the cameras. Martinez, when asked about his son, said he hopes to be back for more mid-summer classics, but just in case, he gets as many souvenirs as possible for his son. “We got some stuff,” Martinez said, “so I can show it to him when he gets older.”

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Victor’s only at-bat was sort of disappointing to me at first. He got intentionally walked! I could guess his thoughts by the look on his face : “Come on! I want to drive someone home!” He was laughing the whole time though, it was all smiles with him. 🙂 There is good in that, obviously his competitors are scared to face him, which makes me feel all warm and bubbly for some reason. Yes, be afraid. BE VERY AFRAID. When asked about it he said, “”That’s the last thing you think is going to happen, getting intentionally walked in your only at-bat,” Martinez said with a laugh. “That’s OK, though. I had fun.”
Victor’s help and contribution to the AL was definetely well known. He got us through a rough inning, and made one of the last out’s of the game. I am very happy for him, and
I’m glad he did so well.

Carl Crawford was the eventual MVP, for his huge catch that robbed the NL of a home-run, or we would have had some extra-innings, & maybe even lost in extra innnings.
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Another rumor is swirling around about trading. This time, it’s of Victor Martinez going to the Red Sox?! No thanks. He seems to not want to be traded, because he came right out and said it. So please. DO NOT TRADE VICTOR. I have heard many Tribe fans already screaming that. He wants to stay, so do.not.trade.him. Asked about the Red Sox, he said, “They have a pretty good team, and I think if you ask around, everyone would like to play in Boston. I talk to David Ortiz [stats] when I have a chance, and some of the other guys, and they tell me how much fun it is there.”But that doesn’t mean I want to leave Cleveland. I hear some of the rumors, but I’ve tried to do a pretty good job of staying away from all the news about me.”

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19 comments

  1. raysfanboy

    Haven’t found that bedspread yet, but when I do WOWEEE! I will sleep like a baby!

    I hope that they don’t trade Victor. He seems like such a good guy. As you said, he was holding his kid during his introduction! That’s awesome.

    Plus we would not want him going to one of the evil AL East teams, although…we DO need a catcher down here in Tampa Bay–ours ain’t doing so good 🙂

    Nah, keep him in Cleveland. He is too much of a hero up there. And he is the guy you build a team around. He, Sizemore, and Lee.
    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/

  2. Jane Heller

    I really was surprised when Martinez was intentionally walked. In an All-Star game? O-kay. I loved it at the end of the game when he shook hands with Mo to congratulate him on the save. Mutual admiration right there.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  3. crzblue2

    I have a very good friend that is a Cleveland fan. She actually lives in Defiance, OH where Billinsgley is from. She is a fan of the Tribe and the Dodgers (because of Billz). Not sure how far is Defiance from Cleveland. Some day I’ll go visit your stadium
    .
    Love the piggy bank.

    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

  4. bburrows@lhup.edu

    Yea I don’t think he gets moved. He is too valuable to them right now and I don’t think they are that far away from competing. They have a lot of pieces in place, things just haven’t worked out this year.
    http://moneyball.mlblogs.com/

  5. Erin Kathleen

    I felt kind of bad for Indians fans when V-Mart was intentionally walked. I mean, he was the only Cleveland representative on the roster, and when he finally comes to the plate, they walk him! Plus, as an American League fan, I really wanted him to hit a home run. I don’t get to say that very often :)-Erinhttp://plunking-gomez.mlblogs.com

  6. lafaninslc

    Hi TC!

    Hey, I’ve been hearing some talk in the local (to Los Angeles, not up here) media that the Dodgers are eyeballing Cliff Lee. Any insight; are the Tribe shopping him (that you’ve heard) and if so, do you have any thoughts/feelings or have you only recovered from the Casey Blake deal?

  7. azinneck

    The trade rumors are only going to get worse as the deadline approaches…as frustrating as they can be to sort through, I find the best thing is to just ignore them (after dealing with 3+ years of Dunn trade rumors before it finally happened…)
    ~AZ
    http://azinneck.mlblogs.com

  8. indianslove

    lafaninrdg, I haven’t heard anything about Cliff Lee trade rumors yet..but I imagine they are swirling around. The Tribe media probably wouldn’t want to tell anyone if there were, because the fans would be going insane. I think if there was one, I will hear about it tonight during the Tribe game, so I can let you know. 🙂 & about Casey Blake..that one still hurts, because my 5th grade math teacher is his cousin, so I have met him before.

    -TC 🙂

  9. azinneck

    I didn’t hear about CLE shopping Cliff Lee, that seems like it would be a huge hit to the team to lose him a year after losing CC.
    There’s been so many trade rumors involving Dunn, I don’t know that I remember the Cleveland one…but they probably wanted Dunn him so they wouldn’ t have him hitting home runs against them six times a year!
    ~AZ
    http://azinneck.mlblogs.com

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